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The Black Series

Hasbro Announces New Star Wars Fan's Choice Poll - 6-Inch Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2015

...despite the graphic, we're actually very excited to report that one of our favorite fan events is making a long-awaited return!  Rejoice!

Given that we're not even two years into the 6-inch line, it's pretty amazing that Hasbro has made this announcement: "Hasbro is pleased to once again invite you and your readers to help determine its next STAR WARS Fans’ Choice figure! And for the first time ever, the STAR WARS Fans' Choice poll will choose a 6-inch scale STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure!"

Wow!  Well, the good news is we get to have a say in who's coming. The bad news is that since it's a little early, it probably won't get weird - after all, we haven't got the main cast of the original Star Wars yet, nor Lando, nor Jango, nor Made Windu or any of Jabba's stooges.   As such a popular movie character will no doubt get the nod before an Expanded Universe favorite like Fordo or Mara Jade.

So how do you, the reader, participate?  (UPDATE: You can't! Comments are now closed and votes are being tallied.)

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,161: Darth Vader (Dagobah Test - The Black Series 2015)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 29, 2015

You probably don't need Darth Vader (Dagobah Test) if you've been collecting for the last 15 years, but it's not terrible.  With a great head sculpt and a neck that's a tad too long, it repurposes a 2005 body - a good one - for your collecting pleasure.   Read on!

The Force Awakens Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper on eBay

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 26, 2015

If you just can't wait for (most likely) September, you can part with your money early by clicking here to see the new 6-inch Stormtrooper.   There is no packaging shown and you can see the blaster - it's pretty sweet! There's also a backpack peg, which may mean there are multiple versions of this figure on the horizon.   Check it out.

Ad: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Bossk In Stock on Amazon

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ad: Amazon is getting new stock, including Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Bossk and new Saga Legends. If you don't already have these on the way, now is a great chance to pick them up with free Prime shipping.  Other figures are also available for pre-order.


Amazon has Black Series Star Wars 6-Inch Emperor, Luke and Han Stormtrooper, Clone Captain Figures for Pre-Order

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 6, 2015

Still looking to pre-order Black Series action figures? Amazon added Han Solo Stormtrooper, Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper, Emperor Palpatine, and the Clone Trooper Captain. Each is $22.99 and due in late May. Click here to get yours, or read on.

Ad: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Wave 9 Cases, Singles at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TF15: Hasbro Image Bank

By Mike — Saturday, February 14, 2015

We have uploaded photos from Hasbro's Toy Fair showroom. The Black Series and Star Wars Rebels presentation was underwhelming to say the least, but understandable given the focus on Episode 7, which we should begin seeing by SDCC.

Print Ad: TBS 6 Inch Luke and Vader

By Mike — Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hasbro's latest print ad features The Black Series Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader recreating the epic finale from Return of the Jedi. Look for these 2 amazing entries in the 6 inch scale at a store near you or order today from our sponsors at Entertainment Earth!

Ad: New Hasbro Transformers, Star Wars at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ad: Entertainment Earth added a ton of new Hasbro pre-orders! Lots of Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, and more await you if you get them before they sell out. Get that 6-inch Han Solo with Tauntaun now!  Why wait? Pre-order yours today!


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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,115: Yoda (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 29, 2014

Hey hey, it's Yoda!  Figure of the Day is briefly back, and we're going to look at the newer 6-inch figures in blue boxes.  You're welcome!

Yoda isn't 6-inches, but he does have a snake, a cane, and a lightsaber plus a cloth robe that is nicely tattered.  This may be Hasbro's best take on the snake that came with the original Kenner figure, and as Yoda figures go it's quite nice.  As Black Series figures go, though, it's pretty insubstantial and the reason for giving him double-jointed elbows is beyond me.

Anyway, read on!

Amazon Price Drop - Cheap Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Over on Amazon this time of year, prices are in flux changing daily or even every few hours.  In particular, Star Wars: The Black Series Deluxe Figures seem to be getting cheaper.  I noticed the Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt were each around $22, and may be different by the time you see this.


That makes each item about half price, which ain't bad.

Ad: Star Wars Black Series Wave 6 6-Inch Pre-Orders Open at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ad: Star Wars The Black Series Wave 6 Action Figures are up for grabs right now! Due around December, the wave has 3 new faces and 1 returning face - click through to pre-order yours now (and get free US shipping to boot)!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,105: Biker Scout (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 17, 2014

The 6-inch Biker Scout from Hasbro is very OK.   It's not great.  It's actually on the border of good.  Smudges on the chest seem unnecessary, the gun is too small and the grip splits easily, and on the two I was examining close-up the visors on the helmet were both off-center in different directions.   The mold is OK, the bike is good, but the execution needs some help. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,104: Boba Fett Concept Armor (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 16, 2014

Since the idea was introduced to fans, the idea of a Walgreens-exclusive Boba Fett Concept Armor brought about much anxiety to fans.  Would he be made in big enough numbers to cover all 5,000 locations? Would the pre-sale online cover people?  Would you have to drive around with a bunch of sick people sneezing on you while you hunt toys because of your crippling toy addiction?  Let's just look at the figure - he's pretty good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,103: Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 6-inch Luke Skywalker in his Jedi gear may not be perfect, but it's one of my favorites.  It does not exceed its mandate, but it works - hands hold weapons. Belt fits.  Lightsaber hangs on hook.  Figure stands, sits.  It's rare that a figure can do pretty much anything you expect it to and not have severe balance issues - his joints are nice and tight.  I've been talking all day so I'm exhausted.  Read on!